ICC WTC Final: Rishabh Pant recalls getting debut cap from MS Dhoni ahead of the World Test Championship final – Team India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant recalled getting his debut cap from the hand of former India captain MS Dhoni in 2017. Currently, in England, Team India is leaving no stone unturned ahead of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton starting from June 18.
In an interview with International Cricket Council, ‘Insta Memories with Rishabh Pant’. The wicket-keeper batsman was talking about his cricketing journey so far. Scrolling down the memory lane on Instagram he said, “I received my maiden India cap from Mahi bhai it was something special as he is someone I look up to for everything and getting a cap from him was very special for me. He just told me to enjoy the cricket that’s the only thing is said to me.”
In January 2017, Pant was named in India’s T20I squad for their series against England. He made his debut for India in the third T20I against England at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. Pant was the youngest player for India to debut in a T20I match at the age of 19 years 120 days before Washington Sundar who played at the age of 18 years 80 days made his debut in 2017.
Pant has become a key member of the Indian team in the all-formats of the game and many believe that he will be the difference between India and New Zealand in the World Test Championship final.
Earlier, Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell said, “I am looking forward to is the performance of Rishabh Pant, he is a much-improved cricketer. I think it should be a really good WTC final.”
Sachin Tendulkar also threw his weight behind Pant by saying,” “No opposition would like to see his face because when you know that the guy is capable of taking away the game from you within an hour and that is a bit like Gilchrist. He used to come at that number and backed himself.”